Man pleads guilty in Sheffield murder inquiry

Date published: 09 April 2019 15:29
Dated: 09 April 2019 16:22:45

A 27-year-old has pleaded guilty to the murder of Sheffield man Jarvin Blake, who was stabbed to death in the city last year.

Lewis Barker, of Parson Cross, Sheffield, was due to stand trial at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday (Monday 8 April), charged with Mr Blake’s murder. Yesterday morning he entered a guilty plea and has been remanded into custody.

Three other men are charged in connection to Mr Blake’s death and will stand trial. The trial began yesterday afternoon and is expected to last for about five weeks.

Josiah Foster, 26, of the Manor, Sheffield, Caine Gray, 27, of Treeton, Rotherham and Devon Walker, 25, of Burngreave, Sheffield, are all charged with murder.

Twenty-two-year-old Jarvin Blake was stabbed on Catherine Street, at the junction with Brackley Street in Burngreave, on the afternoon of Thursday 8 March 2018. He was taken to hospital where he died shortly after as a result of his injuries.

A 23-year-old man also suffered injuries during the incident but made a full recovery. Walker is also charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in relation to the injuries sustained by the 23 year old.

Barker will be sentenced on the conclusion of the trial.

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